November 15, 2019 Subject:
A Classic Film
It was really interesting to watch, especially how it maintains a level of suspense throughout the film. Given the passage of time since this film was made, the amount of sci-fi or horror thrillers made in all the consecutive years, this film still holds a valuable place in the history of cinema. Particularly, in this genre of humanoid monster films such as Frankenstein, Dracula and perhaps it would not be too far-fetched to say that the recent film, Shape of the Water, takes some of its crucial ideas from this vintage classic. Although slightly tacky to watch now, one must not forget the technological limitations of that time period in which this film was shot. Tense music heightens the moments of fear and the chase scenes underwater. There is also a hint of positive tolerance that is suggested in the way the protagonists hesitate to kill the creature or feel bad to injure it. Somewhere down the line the themes of understanding, acceptance and retributions plays vitals roles in the plot of this film.